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    on the run

    please help me understand the following in bold.

    1. Refrain from drinking any soda on the run to discourage "take-out" consumption.

    2. Drink sodas made with real ingredients.

    Does "real" here mean "natural" in the context?

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    Re: on the run

    I'm not a teacher.

    on the run = on the move, in a hurry, hurriedly, hastily

    “take out” consumption = consumption out of a restaurant

    take out = intended to be eaten off the premises; selling or intended for the sale of food products to be consumed off the premises

    real = authentic, genuine, right, natural, true



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    Re: on the run

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    I'm not a teacher.

    on the run = on the move, in a hurry, hurriedly, hastily

    “take out” consumption = consumption out of a restaurant

    take out = intended to be eaten off the premises; selling or intended for the sale of food products to be consumed off the premises

    real = authentic, genuine, right, natural, true



    V.

    Thank you for the answer.

    If I rewrite the #1 based on your explanation, it will be as follows.

    "Don't try to drink any soda in a hurry so that you can't consume it out of a restaurant."

    This is a strategy to reduce soda pop consumption to 1 can per day. And it sounds strange to me. Does this mean "if you drink any soda in a hurry, you may consume it out of a restaurant. And it is bad because it is easy to drink a lot of soda when you take it out of a restaurant"?

    And I can't distinguish the ingredients that are authentic from the ones that are not authentic, but I can distinguish the ingredients that are natural (as opposed to artificial) from the ones that are not natural. So I interpreted "real" as meaning "natural" in the above context. Is it OK?

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    Re: on the run

    It means 'Don't buy sodas to go (take-away drinks) and drink them whilst you are on the move. That way you will reduce the number of take-outs you buy.

    Be very suspicious of 'real ingredients' - the phrase is meaningless. It's a sneaky ploy by manufacturers to trick you into believing that you are consuming natural products.

    If the ingredients actually are natural, they will proudly say so.

    Fruit flavourings, preservatives, artificial sweeteners, MSG and other chemical additives are all real. They're not imaginary, are they?

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    Re: on the run

    I see.

    Thank you for the help.

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